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Fluid mechanics
   This book can offer its readers a clear and quite comprehensive presentation of the materials demonstrating the process of progression from the basic physical concepts to the real-life engineering applications and helping them easily see the whole practical significance of the fluid mechanics basics. The broad variety of the topics included in the volume provides instructors with numerous options for teaching the courses and presents a very useful source of information for the students even after their graduation. The unique problem-solving approach applied by the author of the book has been presented at the very start of the publication and has been carefully integrated in all of the examples. The way in which the material has been presented, makes it much easier to understand that in most of the other textbooks. The book has been widely recognized as one of the best references or first-time books for the students and professionals in the field of fluid mechanics, The author has also included some advanced text related to the viscous flow, and his efforts have eventually resulted in this resourceful and remarkably informative title. Excellent real-life example problems are supplementing the theoretical explanations making them much easier to follow and understand.

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The Engineering Handbook

   The declared purpose of the present handbook was to provide in a single book a ready and useful reference tool for the practicing engineers. The content of the volume has been arranged in a very comprehensive format being divided in thirty sections encompassing all related fields of engineering. One of the main goals was to give readers the updated information in the classical engineering fields comprising mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering together with the materials science and mathematics. The publication is intended to service the information and data needs of all engineering specialists involved in the real-life engineering practice. Another purpose of the authors was to replace a huge number of volumes with one exceptionally informative, perfectly organized and definitive source of fundamental engineering knowledge. The main focus has been made on the basic concepts, plus models and equations enabling engineers to perform a proper analysis, design and prediction of the behavior of different devices and systems, electrical circuits, fuels, computers etc. They have summarized all important formulas and data with particular emphasis on the theories and concepts plus their application to various fields of engineering; the readers will find the fundamental engineering concepts explained, defined and illustrated in a proper order serving the practical needs.

Standard handbook of engineering calculations

   The popular classic handbook. As the title of the book implies, it is dealing with the engineering calculations. The main content is arranged is seven big parts. The first two parts are dedicated to the civil and architectural engineering; these are followed by three parts dealing with the mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering. The body of the handbook closes with the parts covering the water/waste-water and environmental engineering. Among the topics dealt with in the present handbook there are such the important topics as structural steel design, reinforced concrete, hangers and connectors, as well as wind-stress analysis, drainage and plumbing, heating and ventilation, air conditioning, metalworking, machine design and associated analysis, engines, power generation, air and gas compressors, vacuum systems, handling of materials, piping and pumping arrangements and systems, refrigeration, heat transfer, heat exchangers, conservation of the energy, electrical installations, cables, circuits, and all associated electrical equipment, process plant engineering, chemical engineering, sewage treatment, environmental issues. Needless to say that the content of this revised edition of the volume will definitely be of great use to all technical people, starting from the students in relevant fields of engineering and up to the specialists and experts, as it is a really excellent reference tool. 

Structural Stability - Theory and Implementation

   And here is a nice practical work which was prepared and released to provide the students as well as practicing engineers and all specialists working in the field of structured mechanics/structural engineering with the technical background required to perform the proper transition from the basic theory to the practical design rules and implementation of the software. The book starts with the fundamental structural stability principles together with the basic equations; the volume gives readers a concise but really comprehensive introduction applying the theory and principles of structural stability considered really fundamental for the structural steel design) to the practical solutions of design problems. Among the special features of this title we would definitely note the classical solutions and equations, dual units with most part of the content being in non-dimensional format, detailed technical info on the design rules of the recognized specifications and codes, contemporary theories of stability together with the professional discussion; there are numerous completely worked examples and problems supplemented with the correct answers, many clear images plus informative data tables. The book is an excellent practical resource, offering its readers a proper understanding of the basic principles not only in the idealized system but also in the imperfect systems...

Modern Problems of Structural Stability

   The subject of structural stability is treated as critically important area. This title is mostly intended to address the fundamental concepts plus the existing problems and established methods of the structural stability with the due qualitative understanding of the phenomena of instability; and the main content of this volume includes theoretical/practical studies of the stability. The present publication is addressing very recent technical developments in the field of the bifurcation theory, important general aspects of the non-conservative stability, optimization of different mechanical structures under different stability-related constraints, pre-critical and post-critical behavior, sensitivity analysis etc. Wai Fah Chen considers the systems with finite freedom degrees as well as the continuous models, discussing numerous mechanical problems including spatial and planar buckling, anisotropic shells, fluid-conveying pipes and their dynamic stability, bending-torsional flutter, etc. The methods that have been presented in this work are very constructive and could be easily implemented in relevant computer software. There are numerous informative photo-images included in the content of this book to illustrate the recently conducted practical experiments in dynamic stability of various non-conservative mechanical systems.

Mechanics of Materials

   This book is an excellent leader for the teaching of all aspects of solid mechanics. It has already been well met by thousands of readers all around the world. The content of the volume provides students of mechanics of materials with a truly precise presentation of the topics; the text has been illustrated with many live engineering examples easy to understand for the students and relating to both theory and application. The methodology of presenting the material used by the author gives readers a good opportunity to succeed in studying. The book is filled with detailed examples and homework problems to make students confident. The readers will be able to learn quite well straight from this work. The data diagrams contained in the publication are very clear and understandable. According to the numerous customer reviews, this publication is there among the most helpful ones available today. The text has been mainly based on the understanding of the several fundamental concepts and use of the simplified models. Such approach has made it possible to develop all required formulas in a very logical and rational way, clearly indicating all conditions under which they could be applied to the design and analysis of different engineering structures and components of the machines. The authors have also used many informative "picture equations" to assist readers...

Mechanical Vibrations - Theory and Applications

   This book has been written by Graham Kelly and demonstrates the great experience of the author and should be highly recommended for everyone studying vibration mechanics. The content of this volume will be providing them all with the clear explanations. The author has taken the applications-based approach implying the application of the engineering principles learnt by the students earlier while constructing a basis for the engineering design. The volume is providing reader with a brief technical review of the fundamental principles of dynamics keeping the notation and terminology consistent and applying the principles to derive math models of the dynamic systems. The above stated methods of application are consistent with the common dynamic texts. Numerous practical plus valuable pedagogical features are included in the text with the intention to aid the readers with retention and comprehension. For example, such features include the developments of the major benchmark problems, namely three of them, revisited in each of the chapters and making up the coherent chain that links all chapters of the publication. The learning outcomes have also been included in the book, together with the key summaries, formulae and equations, many solved examples with the emphasis made on the real examples, set of practical exercises etc.

Mechanics of Materials - An Introduction to Engineering Technology

   The publication by Parviz Ghavami has been framed within the processes of the engineering design and analysis, presenting the concepts in material mechanics for the students of engineering technology and related fields. The content of the book will definitely help readers, especially practicing engineers and technicians from different disciplines to apply the modern concepts of engineering mechanics for design and analysis of materials and structure as well as of the machine components, using the laws and principles of physics, mechanics and the basics of engineering. The publication is deservedly considered an ideal one for those who are in search of a rigorous text on this subject. The book is elucidating all important concepts of mechanics, such as the strain and stress, moment of inertia, systems of forces acting on structures, shear/bending moments in a beam without actual requirement for the background in calculus; it is also illustrating the influence of the mechanical properties of different materials and the author has used the real-life engineering problems for that purpose. The book is intended to serve as a very valuable reference for students and professionals who seek the state licensing in engineering and includes several useful appendices of the standard mechanical properties, data diagrams and formulas required for the design and associated calculations...

Mechanical Engineering - BTEC National Option Limits

   The book has been primarily designed to serve as f complete program of learning for the well known and maybe the most popular in the world mechanical engineering course for the students. The materials included in this title has been structured in a remarkably easy-to-follow manner; the text part has been supplemented with such the important features as the key points/activity panels, test questions etc. making this volume an excellent resource for both self-studying and classroom training. The author is a practicing lecturer with a great practical experience in the subject field. Alan Darbyshire has successfully adopted a common format and good approach throughout this publication. The book starts with a opening chapter which covers the main and core Mechanical Principles unit considered basic for the BTEC degree in mechanical engineering. The first of the chapters address the mechanical technology as well as different engineering materials,  thermodynamics, mechanical technology and fluid mechanics, further principles of mechanical engineering, etc. The text questions are thoroughly interspersed with the main content of the present volume, and this approach would allow all readers to check their understanding of the training material and provide them with a practical opportunity to exactly reflect what they have learnt.​

Statics and Dynamics Demystified

   Here is another title belonging to the world popular Demystified series intended to offer readers a practical coverage of the important and complex course of statics and dynamics. Written by the expert in the field, David McMahon, has followed the standard learning curriculum. The content of the book will discover how exactly the forces affect different objects both in motion and at rest, and will be easily understood even by the people without formal training in the field - they will all be offered a very effective and even entertaining way of learning this basic engineering topic. The book starts with a review of the vector calculus, followed by the chapters covering the gravity and forces, as well as friction and moment of inertia. After that, the readers will proceed to the dynamics, starting with the basic fundamentals of the particles, rotation and circular motion, power and energy, work and vibrational motion. The main content concludes with the introduction to Hamiltonian and Lagrangian methods. The volume will give you hundreds of worked examples provided with the solutions, perfectly explained theory of statics and dynamics without any unnecessary and complicated technical jargon used, and the final examination at the end. The book is simply enough for the beginners.

Practical Hydraulics

   The hydraulics is commonly considered a complex and sometimes even intimidating discipline. Simply speaking, it is the study of how exactly water and other fluids of similar type behave and how can they get harnessed for the practical use. In fact, hydraulics is one of the very basic scientific and engineering disciplines; this would mean that the professionals are definitely required to possess a serious working knowledge of the fundamental concepts; however, most of the books on hydraulics available today, are mainly aimed at the readers having quite strong mathematical and engineering background. This book applies completely different approach to this subject, utilizing the very basic principles of hydraulics and also demonstrating how exactly they are applied in practices. The content of this volume has been presented in a remarkably clear manner and the main text is supplemented with numerous live examples and informative illustrations for easier understanding of the theory. The author appeals to the broad range of students and specialists who need the intro to hydraulics. It should be noted, however, that hydraulics is not something only about the water since there are so many other fluids behaving in quite similar manner and similarly affect quite a wide range of people...

Advanced Vibration Analysis

   An excellent title delineating a comprehensive theory and providing the foundation required to build a good math basis to perform the analysis of a model of a physical systems under vibration. The volume is illustrating how exactly the physics of the problem in question is utilized for the development of the more specific analytical framework. The author of this volume has elucidated a general basic theory which would apply to continuous/discrete systems and also includes proofs of the important results, particularly ones instructive for the proper understanding of the result. The volume starts with the discussion of the physics of systems consisting of the particles and rigid/deformable bodies together with the physics and math for analysis of the single freedom degree systems. He has also illustrated the analysis and development of the linear operations commonly used in solving numerous problems and formulating the equations that do govern the responses of the non-linear systems in terms of different operators. The author has also paid particular attention to the free response of the above mentioned systems and non-self-adjoin systems and explored the proven and effective methods of the correct determination of the forced response plus the approximate solutions methods for continuous systems.​

Motor Control Fundamentals

   The word "motors" used in the title of the present book, is representing a diverse and quite complicated topic. Nowadays, there are so many different motor types, and numerous methods exist to convert the electrical energy into the rotating mechanical one through the electromagnetism. The main focus has been made on the understanding of the theory of the single- and three-phase induction motors, commonly used control circuit schemes, reading and proper interpretation as well as documenting of the associated control circuit diagrams. Steve Senty, who is the author of the volume, has also tried to provide readers with the practice circuits used for the connection of the actual circuit components from the ladder diagrams. Since the single- and three-phase induction motors constitute the vast majority of the motors encountered by the construction engineers in the field, the author has decided to focus on them; in addition, the content has been confined to the basic one required for the beginners to understand the motors and controls plus to build the strong technical knowledge basis. The list of topics covered in the book includes the theory of the electromagnetic induction, overview of the motors, magnetic relays, overload units, contactors, motor starters and starter circuits, two- and three-wire motor control, VFD principles, nameplates and others.

Machinery's Handbook

   For years, this handbook has been considered one of the most comprehensive and popular reference works in the field of engineering, design and metalworking as well as the other relevant areas. It has been in wide use in technical schools and colleges as the practical and authoritative tool, providing students with the most basic and essential aspects of manufacturing practice. The present release contains serious updates and revisions of the existing material and also some new materials; some of the major sections have been extensively renovated, including properties of the materials, machine elements, mathematics, gauging, threads, measuring, manufacturing etc. As a result, the content of the publication has been increased to nearly three thousand pages. Note that this volume is not just for the professionals, i.e. it can easily be used by any people with the interest in the fields of engineering mentioned above. The carefully selected and compiled content of the volume has made this book world popular and treated as a Bible for the practicing engineers and students, with many readers calling it the best engineering reference book ever published. In short, we would recommend this publication for any technical person and consider it a must-have handbook on the bookshelf of any professional engineer.

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Industrial Machinery Repair

   The book has been specifically designed to provide all interested parties with a practical and useful reference source; it will be of particular use for the plant supervisors, maintenance technicians and supervisors, and practicing plant engineers. The author of the publication have been mainly focusing on the established best practices that shall be used by the maintenance personnel in order to keep their equipment working at peak reliability level and companies to function in a maximum possible profitability by reducing the maintenance costs and increasing the capacity and productivity of the technical maintenance. Following all techniques and practices outlined in this volume will definitely result in significant reduction in the number of self-induced failures. The reference materials presented in the book could be used directly on the plant floor to help the maintenance team perform their everyday duties in a very effective manner. The data has been offered in a concise and easy-to-follow format facilitating its use in quite adverse conditions commonly faced at the plant floor. Each of the subjects has been reduced to the simplest terms in order to make the volume suitable for the widest range of readers. Taking into account that the volume is not specific to any particular type of plant, it thus can will be useful in any facility type.

Fundamentals of Internal Combustion Engines

   The present book is mainly intended to cover the rapidly growing field of the engines. Its content was prepared by the recognized expert in the industry and has been presented in a very simple manner using a lucid language; the text has been supplemented with numerous informative diagrammatic illustrations. Some of the topics have been explained from the very fundamentals in order to help readers in building a good understanding of the relevant technical concepts and to emphasize the relationships existing there between the conceptual understanding and approaches applied for solving the problems. The readers are believed to have some basic idea of thermodynamics as well as of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. The content of the volume has been arranged in eighteen chapters covering all important topics and comprehensively discussing the basics of both SI, i.e. spark ignition engines and CI, i.e. the compression ignition engines, operating on two- and four-stroke cycles. It is also covering the fundamentals of the design and operation of such engines, as well as the analysis of their operating cycles, combustion in CI/SI engines, associated combustion charts, fuels and techniques of their injection, friction of the details of the engine and lubricating the engines, ignition matters, transfer of heat, engine cooling systems, testing and performance of the engines -in fact every aspect of design, construction and operation of any engine.

Hydraulic Fluids

   This work reflects the job of the author in touching literally all highlights of the hydraulic fluids. It is quite compact but very comprehensive publication well worth having. The author did not go deep into any rheological or tribological diatribes in order to keep the content of his book easy to follow for all categories of readers. As a result, the volume will provide a solid technical overview presented in a very plain language with no dwelling on theories and complex formulas. The author has provided an excellent review of the developments in the field of hydraulic fluids, offers required guidance on all suitable maintenance procedures, and discusses the correct applications and selection of the subject fluids, investigating their chemical/physical properties relating to the operational requirements. The book provides the technical information and data that will be very useful for both students and specialists who are directly involved with hydraulics, concerned with both mechanical components, design of the systems, proper selection and maintenance of the hydraulic fluids. The content of this reference text was built on the basis of the forty-year practical experience of the author, bringing together exceptionally comprehensive coverage of selection and behavior of the fluids. It also includes a complete technical analysis of the latest advances in synthetic oils... 

Fluid Mechanics for Engineers

   The main content of this title is aimed to cover all important aspects of the fluid mechanics to be used by both professional engineers and students. There are many books on fluid mechanics available today, only some of them are comprehensively addressing all particular needs of the courses in fluid mechanics. Though the present volume has been primarily intended to be used by the students of mechanical engineering, it will also be equally useful for the students of any other engineering discipline. Moreover, it could be used for the self-study if the readers possesses some basic knowledge of differential equations and calculus. As per the reviews, this is one of the best available graduate textbooks in the field recommended to everyone. The book will provide a truly coherent spread of the technical material necessary to gain the required knowledge. The derivation and explanations contained in the publication is expected to be of great use to all interested readers, not limited to the students but also including practicing engineers, scientists and researchers. Meinhard Schobeiri, the author of the title, has included the end-chapter problems and projects to help readers easier understand the material. It will definitely serve as a very practical and useful addition to the popular texts addressing the important aspects of fluid mechanics.

Hydraulic Basics - Axial Piston Units

   As it comes quite clear from the title of this booklet, it is fully dedicated to the axial piston units. The content of this training resource has been divided into three parts, namely the basic principles, principles of function, and components. The first part of the book covers the types of the hydraulic circuits, namely open- and closed circuit. The second part of the textbook, in turn, addresses the bent-axis, including the subject principle, description of the function and calculation principle, forty-degree-tapered piston, rotary group forces etc., and swashplate, again including the principle and functions, calculations and same set of aspects. The last part of the publication is covering the selection of the typical models from the individual groups of products, standard models of design of the swashplate and bent-axis, and a summary of the control devices. The publication has been officially released by Mannesmann Rexroth to serve as a part of their training program. For the scope of the hydraulic engineering, there are three main types of the circuits to be considered - open/closed/semi-closed circuits. In the present book the authors have been looking into the first two types of the circuit in details. In turn, the circuits of the semi-closed type are considered a mixture of the above mentioned types and are used in various applications...

Metal Failures - Mechanisms, Analysis, Prevention

   Here is a really comprehensive publication covering all issues relating to the metal failures; the whole content of this volume has been significantly updated in order to keep it fully in line with all latest developments in this field and all ongoing industry trends. This publication has already become one of the classic engineering resources recognized for the authoritative and concise treatment of the metal failure mechanisms and methods of examination commonly utilized for the determination of the reasons. This second edition of the volume features the complete coverage of all relevant topics including plastic deformation and localized necking, fatigue and crack, elastic behavior of the materials, staircase method, tensors and their notations, alloys etc. Among the analytical methods addressed within this volume there are fracture mechanics, stress and fatigue analysis, NDT and corrosion science. Numerous real-life case studies have also been included to demonstrate the application of the fundamental principles of metallurgy and failure analysis to the so broad range of situations. There are also many problems and their solutions which have been included with the intention to fill the gap existing there between the theory and its practical application. The readers will learn how to conduct the investigation and analysis of the failures using the effective methods all described in this book.

Materials for Engineers and Technicians

   And excellent, easily accessible but still quite comprehensive introduction into the field of mechanical engineering providing a readable and straightforward approach. This sixth release of the publication is including a completely chapter dedicated to the selection of the materials and the discussion of the newly introduced materials plus a new glossary of the key terminology used in the field of materials engineering. The text of the book has been completely rewritten providing the students and all other interested readers with the information relating to the broadly ranging area of the general materials engineering and associated manufacturing processes for more than four decades. The authors of the volume have made every effort to avoid using of the excessive professional jargon and mathematical complexity which is usually there in the majority of the other books, and they have still managed to retain the practical approach for which this publication is known. The readers will also note the increasing focus made on the selection of the materials. Though the main intention of the authors was to make a textbook fully meeting the requirements of the engineering syllabuses, the publication also provides a vary useful and valuable desktop reference for the practicing mechanical engineers who need a quick source of relevant technical information.

Springer Handbook of Mechanical Engineering

   This resource is intended to cover literally all important areas of interest for the students as well as for the practicing engineers. The content of the volume is featuring the works by the recognized authors from all over the planet contributing their valuable practical experience together with the technical support for the globally working engineers in finding effective solutions for the mechanical engineering problems of today. Each of the subjects has been discussed in detail and supported by many informative figures and data tables. For convenience of the readers, the book has been structured into three main parts, covering the fundamentals of the mechanical engineering, possible applications and complementary materials. The handbook has already been found to be unique and truly indispensable source of information being of a particular use for the materials engineers in demonstrating the existing cross-links to all key topics of the mechanical engineering. This excellent and massive title has been compiled on the basis of the contributions from almost hundred experts. It encompasses all disciplines of the mechanical engineering and up-to-date references to the approved data. The book was specifically designed to serve as a desk-book for every person involved in engineering, providing the basic building blocks of this discipline... 

Numerical Modelling in Damage Mechanics

   The present book contains seventeen selected articles that have been derived from the documents presented in the course of the XVIII Euromech Colloquim dedicated to this problem and held some years ago. Nowadays, the science of damage mechanics is at quite high level of maturity and it is used for the numerous practical applications related to the various techniques of numerical simulation. There have been many attempts made in building the effective numerical instruments for the simulation of the damage initiation and its further growth in the different mechanical structures under the small/large deformation hypotheses. The main objective of the subject colloquium was to gather the very latest technological developments and advances in the numerical/computational aspects of the damage mechanics, together with the simulation of the current researches and challenged in the field expected in the future. The author of the volume is inviting the readers to perform their own explorations and hopes that all of them will find this volume very interesting, practical, and what is the most important, stimulating further research work in this area. Among the topics covered there are gradient damage formulation, ductile damage, non-local damage models, modeling of the 3D anisotropic damage, energy dissipation, finite elastoplasticity, ductile rupture, necking phenomenon, aluminum materials, vibration tests and so many other important topics.

Materials Selection and Applications in Mechanical Engineering

   The book provides a complete and deep coverage of the materials used in mechanical engineering, together with their principles and details of processing and handling. The text of the book is supplemented with the numerous sample projects and examples. The author has clearly depicted all relevant topics and gave quite adequate coverage with the examples so that the mechanical engineering students could appreciate the relevance of the subject materials to the disciplines they study. Among the key features fo the volume we would mention a coverage of the fundamental principles of selection of materials; the text follows the program of the introductory courses in material science; it is directed toward the mechanical engineering and is intended to introduce the materials generally used, together with the descriptions of their properties defining the functional characteristics and use, as well as the typical issues encountered in the course of the application because of the improper handing or processing of the materials, NDT procedures used for detection and correction of the problems, etc. Moreover, several live examples and project analyses have been included. In short, the content of the volume is covering literally all aspects of the engineering materials considered necessary for the successful use of such materials in various mechanical systems and their components. 

Foundations of Mechanics

   Since the time when the very first release of this book appeared fifty years ago, a truly great deal of activity has been there in simplistic geometry and also in the Hamiltonian systems. The general audience of the present edition of the volume remains the same as it used to be for the initial one, namely practicing engineers working in the field of mechanics and interested in the geometrical methods, physists, mathematicians and other professionals. The authors have also included the fundamental results in manifold theory plus the most important facts from the point set topology. Significant updates have been made relating to the qualitative theory and symmetry groups, several completely new chapters addressing the rigid body, mechanics, topology and quantization, plus other chapters; many corrections have been made to the original content of the volume. The book is divided into four major parts - the first part is titled Preliminaries and covers the differential equations and calculus of manifolds, while the second part deals with the analytical dynamics covering the Langrangian and Hamiltonian systems, mathematical systems etc. The third part of the book provides an outline of the qualitative dynamics, including topological, differentiable and Hamiltonian dynamics. The last part is dedicated to the celestial mechanics...

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